Gina’s newest book is out!!
Hope in a Corner of My Heart: a Healing Journey through the Dream-logical World of Inner Metaphors (2018) by Gina Campbell.
If you’ve ever wondered what a Clean Language session is like, client Julia’s experiences will illustrate the ways inner metaphors work, with a logic closer to dreams that to everyday physical reality. Like a series of fascinating short stories, the tales of her twelve sessions tell of the healing journey she takes to embrace life again after the sudden death of her daughter, Barbara. And every chapter ends with a Clean Language experience that invites you to embark on your own journey of self-discovery. You’ll experience how greater clarity about your hidden metaphors can change your life for the better.
Hope in a Corner of My Heart: A Healing Journey Through the Dream-Logical World of Inner Metaphors Gina Campbell Balboa Press, 169 pages, (paperback)
“Counselor and life coach Gina Campbell’s Hope in a Corner of My Heart is both a valuable self-help book and moving case study of a woman struggling with her daughter’s death, her husband’s worsening illness, and her own medical issues. Guiding Julia into a “mindful, trance-like state,” Campbell helps her explore her emotional burdens… Campbell gives plenty of clarification, including a “How to Read This Book” section. The author also offers clues about how readers can notice their own healing metaphors by recognizing Julia’s. Each chapter ends with a brief activity.
“Julia’s poignant struggle and visually interesting self-discoveries, along with the author’s lyrical tone and masterful storytelling skills, make this a true page turner. Flawlessly executed, Hope in a Corner of My Heart is a wonderful resource for those feeling mired in the past and counselors alike.”
Panning for Your Client’s Gold: 12 Lean Clean Language Processes (2015) by Gina Gampbell. Sometimes it benefits your client not to probe too deeply, but to skim the surface and see what rises to the top. Gina Campbell’s newest book is chock full of lean Clean Language processes, lean because they are easy-to-learn and easy-to-apply. Derived primarily from David Grove’s later work with the principles of emergence, the book’s topics include Clean ways to:
- Quickly and easily access your client’s subconscious beliefs
- Work with your client’s metaphors as he or she draws
- Guide your client to discover new information by moving in space
- Help your client develop comprehensive action plans
- Enhance communication and understanding within groups
Fans of her other books (listed below) will be delighted with the many new Clean processes and ideas this book introduces.
The e-book version is available from the publisher, Balboa Press, and other online book retailers, including Amazon.
Other books by Gina Campbell on Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling
Mining Your Client’s Metaphors: A How-To Introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling, Basics Part One: Facilitating Clarity (2012) by Gina Campbell. This workbook is the culmination of seven years of experience training others in how to facilitate using Clean Language. This first workbook teaches 9 Clean Language questions and guiding strategies for their use in helping clients deeply explore their inner worlds. Paperback and e-book versions available.
Mining Your Client’s Metaphors: A How-To Introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling, Basics Part Two: Facilitating Change (2013) by Gina Campbell. Part Two in this workbook series deepens your understanding and use of the Clean Language questions introduced in Basics Part One: Facilitating Clarity and adds 3 more basic questions to guide the client who wants change when it doesn’t occur with greater clarity alone. Additional questions and strategies continue to build your skill as a modeler. Paperback and e-book versions available.
Other books on Clean Language (arranged alphabetically by author)
The Five-Minute Coach: Improve Performance-Rapidly (2012) by Lynn Cooper and Mariette Castellino. The authors teach business coaches 10 Clean Language questions as they can be applied to the work environment . Clear and accessible. A how-to book.
Clean Coaching: The Insider Guide to Making Change Happen (2017) by Angela Dunbar. Dunbar has been a Clean Language trainer for years, and it shows in this introduction to the basics.
Resolving Traumatic Memories: Metaphors and Symbols in Psychotherapy (1989) by David Grove and B.J. Panzer. Although Grove’s work evolved considerably between the publication of this book in 1989 and the time of his death in 2008, this nonetheless makes for a fascinating read. As the title makes clear, it focuses on describing Grove’s work with trauma clients, explaining his reasoning and strategies. Not a how-to book. Out of print.
The Power of Six: A Six Part Guide to Self Knowledge (2009) by Philip Harland. Harland describes in step-by-step detail the process he and David Grove were working with at the time of Grove’s death, Emergent Knowledge. As an associate of Grove’s for years, no one could better explain the whys and hows of this six step therapy technique that uses a single Clean Language question than Harland.
Trust Me, I’m the Patient: Clean Language, Metaphor, and the New Psychology of Change (2012) Philip Harland . Harland develops a wonderfully rich context for his exploration of Clean Language. It’s challenging, but very readable. If you’re curious as to how Clean Language fits in an academic, historic context and compares to other theories or approaches, this would be the book to start with. It wouldn’t be my first choice for actually learning to facilitate using Clean Language, but I certainly recommend it as in introduction or follow up to my how-to workbook. Check out Wayfinder Press, founded by Philip Harland and associates for further information about Harland’s books and others in the field.
Insights in Space: How to use Clean Space to solve problems, generate ideas and spark creativity (2017) by James Lawley and Marian Way. About 2001, David Grove began directing a client’s movement in space to multiple perspectives to encourage inner exploration. He called the method Clean Space. Lawley and Way have started with Grove’s experiments and further honed and elaborated on the process themselves, culminating in this thorough investigation of the potential of Clean Space. Chock full of ideas, examples, and new what-to-do ideas for when the client’s session suggests going beyond the standard script.
Metaphors in Mind: Transformation through Symbolic Modelling (2000) by James Lawley and Penny Tompkins is designed for those wishing to understand the theory behind Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling and to learn how to facilitate the Symbolic Modeling process. It employs several simple client transcripts to illustrate its step-by-step discussion of the process and its rationale. A dense read, but one I still come back to again and again. I recommend it for those who already have some exposure to or training in Clean Language. Not the resource with which to begin your exploration.
A Strange and Strong Sensation, Symbolic Modeling; Change with Metaphor (2004) is a DVD of a full-length Symbolic Modeling session Penny Tompkins and James Lawley co-facilitate. The session is annotated on screen to help beginning facilitators track the metaphors.
Clean Language in the Classroom (2016) by Julie McCracken. An experienced classroom teacher demonstrates how using Clean Language with students brings out their best thinking and creates a warm and respectful environment that fosters learning. Lots of ideas to apply.
Words that Touch: How to Ask Questions Your Body Can Answer (12 Essential “Clean Questions” for Mind/Body Therapists) (2017) by Nick Pole elegantly weaves a description of what Clean Language is all about and comparisons to other processes and theories with illustrative stories about how Pole integrates Clean Language into his shiatsu (acupressure) sessions. This is not just a book for body workers, for all Clean Language sessions involve the body, in some sense. A great starter book for those new to Clean Language.
Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds (2008) by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees offers both theory and lots of skill building in Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling. Written in a conversational style. A how-to book.
From Contempt to Curiosity: Creating the Conditions for Groups to Collaborate (Using Clean Language & Systemic Modeling) (2014) by Caitlin Walker. Part autobiography and part an unfolding-over-time description of Walker’s Systemic Modelling for working with groups.
Clean Approaches for Coaches: Create the Conditions for Change Using Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling (2013) by Marian Way. An articulate, well-organized book that will give you another take on the CL and SyM. A how-to book.
The Work and Life of David Grove: Clean Language and Emergent Knowledge (2017) by Carol Wilson, who knew Grove well and worked with him. Full of descriptions of Grove’s remarkably inventive mind at work from many people in the Clean Language community who knew him well.
Other books I recommend about metaphors
I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World (2011) by James Geary offers an exploration of just how intrinsic metaphor is to all we do. Geary inquiry includes the fields of politics, advertising, literature, science, and psychology. In this last chapter, Geary describes and discusses his Symbolic Modeling session with Penny Tompkins and James Lawley.
Marketing Metaphoria: What Deep Metaphors Reveal About the Minds of Consumers (2008) by Gerald and Lindsay Zaltman is a fascinating book about the subconscious metaphors that drive consumer choices. It includes an overview of how the Zaltman company helps clients discover and use those metaphors to design advertising and to guide company management. While they don’t use Clean Language, the similarities of the two approaches are clear. Click here for a Kindle copy.
Drunk Tank Pink and Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave (2013) by Adam Alter. Full of fascinating examples of many subconscious influences which surround us of which we are unaware. You might be particularly interested in the chapters on Symbols and on Weather and Warmth. E-book from amazon.